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Anticorruption

Anticorruption

The Open Society Foundations are working to secure legal remedies for bribery, the theft of public assets, and money laundering arising from the exploitation of natural resources.

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Recent Work

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Tunisia’s New Right to Information Law Needs People Power to Work

The country is blazing a trail for transparency in a challenging region. But the law's potential for advancing democracy will depend on citizens' ability to use it.

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In Zambia’s Contentious Election, the EU Finds a New Challenge

The election in Zambia—a country with 25 years of peaceful democratic consolidation—is a chance for the EU to show it still has serious clout as a foreign policy actor.

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Can Drones Make a Society More Transparent?  

In Hungary, activists are using drone footage to build support for migrants, counter government narratives, and bolster civil society.

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South Africa: Public Trust Theory as the Basis for Resource Corruption Litigation

South Africa’s 1994 Constitution has led to statutes that incorporate the doctrine of public trust into environmental and natural resources law—strengthening potential legal remedies for challenging corruption.

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Ugandans Find a Reason to Vote in Their Rigged Elections

Despite the questionable accuracy of the results, many Ugandans who voted in this year’s election felt they were casting a ballot in favor of democracy itself.

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Legal Remedies for Victims of Bribery under United States Law

The U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act has enabled "follow on" claims from foreign governments and others who suffer losses as a result of corrupt dealings. But many questions about the status of such claims remain open.

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Open Society Foundations–New York, Open Society Justice Initiative